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Is an ectopic pregnancy likely if I have tubal ligation?

By Dr. Agustín Rodríguez Torres.
Last Update: 01/05/2021

Ectopic pregnancy if I have tubal ligation is a rare entity.

Heterotopic pregnancy is a rare form of multiple gestation where an intrauterine pregnancy coexists with an ectopic one. The incidence of heterotopic pregnancy is 1 in every 10,000 to 50,000 spontaneous pregnancies. However, with the increased use of assisted reproductive technologies, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer, the incidence has increased to 0.5 - 1%.

Pregnancies that occur after an embryo transfer resulting from in vitro fertilization occur mainly in the interstitial area of the uterus or in the isthmus of the uterine tube.

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Dr. Agustín  Rodríguez Torres
Dr. Agustín Rodríguez Torres
Gynecologist
Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Zulia-Maracaibo/Venezuela with the specialty of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Central University of Venezuela -Caracas. He expanded his experience by doing a Master in Fetal Medicine and Perinatology and another one in Human Reproduction.
Licence: 47 1706733
Gynecologist. Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Zulia-Maracaibo/Venezuela with the specialty of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Central University of Venezuela -Caracas. He expanded his experience by doing a Master in Fetal Medicine and Perinatology and another one in Human Reproduction. Licence: 47 1706733.